IATA eAWB target still a way off

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The electronic air waybill (eAWB) penetration rate in September was still well below the end of year target set by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The month came in at 50.9 per cent, 11.1 per cent below the 62 per cent which IATA was aiming to achieve by December 2017.

Penetration volumes between countries, which have ratified MC99, MP4 Treaty or Taiwan reached 797,940 in September.

Top airlines ranked by eAWB penetration were Flydubai at 100 per cent, Kenya Airways at 99.3 per cent and Cathay Pacific Group at 83.4 per cent.

Top freight forwarders ranked by eAWB penetration were the Expeditors Group at 68.2 per cent, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics at 64.2 per cent and Schenker tat 63 per cent.

Top airports of origin ranked by eAWB volume were Hong Kong International Airport at 66.3 per cent, and second was Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 54.4 per cent.

Top airlines ranked by eAWB volume were Cathay Pacific at 83.4 per cent and second was the Air France KLM Group at 64.8 per cent. Top freight forwarders ranked by eAWB volume were DHL Global Forwarding at 57.4 per cent and in second was Schenker at 63 per cent.